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WEEK of 17 April 2009

MEETINGS (Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

April 23, 2009
 Graduate Committee
 3:30 p.m.
 May 7, 2009
 Undergraduate Committee
 3:30 p.m.
 May 21, 2009
 Departmental Meeting
 3:30 p.m.

NEW ELECTRONICS RECYCLING FEE  (Davin Carlson)
As of April 1st, 2009 anyone purchasing electronics (computers, peripherals, etc.) will be required to pay a disposal fee.  For further information and fee costs, please go to website  http://www.queensu.ca/psychology/Internal/PSYC-Technical-Support/TechNews.html

DEVELOPING FIRST YEAR SAMPLER COURSES - FEED BACK REQUESTED
At the last Committee of Departments meeting, a number of Heads raised the idea of collaborating on a course that might integrate the interests of a number of departments and also serve the interests of a wide range of students across the  Faculty. Please see attached for further information.  Psychology faculty please send your feedback to  Kevin Munhall, Acting Head, Department of Psychology.

FUME HOOD/FAN SHUTDOWN
The fume hoods and supply/exhaust fans in Humphrey Hall & Craine Buildings have been scheduled for a shutdown from Monday, April 27th until Friday, May 1st, to perform annual preventative maintenance on building equipment. Exact times TBA. For any concerns contact Candace Hartley candace.hartley@queensu.ca

NSERC MAJOR RESOURCES SUPPORT PROGRAM
For first time applicants the Letter of intent (Form 181) is May 1, 2009. For resources that had an unsuccessful application or were awarded one-year grants in the 2009 competition, the deadline has been extended to June 1, 2009. Please note that starting from this competition, the MRS program will only provide support to unique national or international resources located in Canada and that serve national user communities.  Major Resources Support program (www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RTII-OIRI/MRSMemoToApps-ARMMemoCandidats_eng.asp)  Program's description (www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/RTII-OIRI/MRS-ARM_eng.asp)  The first step in applying to this program is to submit a Letter of Intent to Apply for a Major Resources Support Grant (Form 181) to NSERC. Full applications that are submitted without first submitting a Form 181 will not be considered. Please contact Ed Thomas (et16@queensu.ca) or Karina McInnis (mcinnis@queensu.ca) if you wish to discuss an application to this program.

FELLOWSHIPS

The Shastri Institute announces that the competition for India Studies Fellowships for the 2010-2011 academic year is now open.  The application deadline is June 30, 2009. For further information see the attached poster .

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
North American Society for Psychotherapy Research, Canadian meeting (CA-SPR), Montreal, Quebec.  October 23-24, 2009. Please see the attached document for further information and  submission formats.

CONFERENCES/SEMINARS
CANADIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE.  The 70th Annual Convention will be held in  Montreal  June 11-13, 2009. Convention Hotel is the Fairmont,  Queen Elizabeth.  For further details please go to website: http://www.cpa.ca/convention/

Department of Biochemistry and Department of Biology joint seminar. Presenting Dr. Guoping Zhao, Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences. "Nitrogen metabolism and antibiotic production--"Nitrate Stimulating Effect" Amycolatopsis mediterranei". Monday, April 20, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Biosciences 3110. See abstract.

Presentation by Prof. Sudhakar Rath, Ph.D., Centre of Advanced Study in Psychology , Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India, on Psycho-social and Cultural Issues on Population, Health and Human Development: Lessons learnt from the East and the West. Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. in Humphrey Hall, Room 228. See attached abstract.

7th ANNUAL PAIN DAY: Pain as a chronic preventable illness, Friday, June 5th, 2009.  Days Inn, Kingston.  For registration and further information please contact Professor Dean Tripp at dean.tripp@queensu.ca

8th ANNUAL PSYCHOLOGY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Friday, June 12
(noon) at Loyalist Golf Course  9 or 18 holes.  Please RSVP if you would like to attend and the number of people.  Who will win the trophy and wear the jacket this year?  Come out and join the fun.

JOBS

Teaching Positions Available.  The Department of Psychology at Queen's University requests applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching any of the following courses in the Fall, 2009 - PSYC 805*/0.5 Introductory Assessment and PSYC-974*/0.25 Advanced Therapy II. Applications should be submitted to Kevin Munhall, Acting Head, Department of Psychology.  Deadline for applications is May 22, 2009.  Further details please see attachment.



 




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